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E. B. THAYER, Publisher.
Blacks Expelled from 8011th Fork Be
cause One of Them Stabbed u Farm
er’s Wife—Trolley Cars Wrecked and
Burned in Ohio.
Eighty negroes, thirty of them women,
have arrived in Harrodsburg. Ivy., from
■South Fork, which place they were or
dered to leave by the whites because
one of the negroes stabbed a farmer's
wife. It is relented that the white
woman is dead. The negro men were
■working on a railroad near South Fork.
One of the women at the railroad cainp
went to a farm house and demanded a
lunch. This Was given her, and while
the hostess’ back was turned she snatch
ed some clothing and ran away. The
farmer’s wife pursued and caught her.
but was stabbed by the negress. In a
short time a posse of 200 white men had
-striven the negroes from the vicinity.
Blacks will not be permitted to rem* s r
in Harrodsburg.
Standing of Club* in the Two Princi
pal Leagues.
Following is the standing of the clubs
•in the American League:
W. L. W. I .
New Y0rk..104 40 St. L0ui5....70 71
Chicago ....80 57 Brooklyn ....54 02
Cincinnati . .81 <ll Boston 51 I*4
Pittsburg .. .80 01 Philadelphia .47 07
Following is the standing of the clubs
in the American League:
\V. L. W. L.
Boston 87 55 Philadelphia.. 74 02
New Y0rk...&4 51 St. Louis. ...02 78
Chicago ....83 50 I Detroit 57 82
Cleveland . .70 02 Washington .34 105
Victims Cremated in Debris of De
stroyed Ohio Trolley Cars.
Every person on two Scioto Valley
fraction cars was injured in a head-on
oollkrion near Hookers, twenty miles
south of Columbus, Ohio, audit is feared
several were burned to death. Tlhe
wreckage of both cars was completely
consumed by the fire that followed the
collision, resulting from ’he contact of
splinters with the third rail used. The
collision was between a south-bound pas
senger car from Columbus and a north
bound combination baggage and work
car. There were eleven passengers on
the south-bound car and five on the
other. The two oars were telescoped to
about half their l4igth.
Girl Victim of Murderer.
The body of Miss Bessie Davis, a
woman 23 years old, who had been em
ployed as a governess at Beverly Farms,
Mass., was found in the water of Lee’s
Beaeth. On the head were two wounds.
Medical Examiner Stickriey said he was
not prepared to state whether it was a
case of murder or suicide.
Find Old Fort in Minnesota.
After a long search representatives of
the Minnesota State Historical Society
■have located the fort that was built in
1700 by Le Sueur and his party of thirty
men. It was found to have been on a
large mound where •. he I/e Sueur river
flows into the Blue Earth river, three
miles from Mankato.
Will Pipe Oil 1,800 Miles.
The Standard Oil Company is about to
attempt the greatest pipe line in the his
tory of the world. It will construct a
system extending from the Indian Terri
tory fields to Bayonne, N. J., a distance
of 1.800 miles.
Children Cremated in Bed.
Three children of Charles Bord, rang
ing from 10 to 14 years, were cremated
as they slumbered in their beds at Macy,
lowa. A lamp left near the bed. upset
and exploded, enveloping bed in flames
before children were awakened.
War Boats Sunk by Mines.
Two torpedo boats and a steamer of
the Japanese fleet were sunk by mines
off Port Arthur, according to a report
received in Vladivostok. It is stated that
Japanese cruiser also was badly dam
aged. " *■ *' ' *
. -Japanese Losses at Port Art^urj
iihinogl arriving iu Ohefoo state that
the Japanese losses.hi the re?eid land at
tack on Tort ArthJir were 7,Wt>, jj
800 or Goo‘ for Die Russiatib op-
Tured forts wore nbareionifl, nj the Jap
anese because o£ the Russian fire.
wTtr"linlarße Iron Works,
Various rumors regarding the future
of the Union iron works in San Fran
cisco were set at rest by C. M. Schwab,
who said that the plant would be en
larged and made the finest in the United
States, if not in the world.
Author Expires at Tokyo.
Lafoadio Hearn, the well-known au
thor. died at Tokio. Japan, of heart trou
ble. General regret is expressed among
the Japanese over tlic death of Mr.
Train Ditehedi Twenty-fire Are Hart
A passpnKor train on the St. luis anil
Iron Mountain railroad, known as the
Hot Springs special, was ditcbtd near
Piedmont, Mo., and alwut twenty-five
persons injured.
Tannery Fire at Olean, N. Y.
Fire destroyed the Bus well & Hub
bard tannery in Olean, N. \.. entailing
a loss of $125,000.
Fifteen lujured in Fall.
Two hundred persons were thrown
from a platform and fell thirty feet at
the launching of the schooner Charles J.
Ifnmas in Milford. Del. Fifteen persons
were seriously injured. A spike which j
held the platform gave way and the en- !
tire structure fell.
Held for Excursion Wreck.
The grand jury indicted Engineer
Hoxie, Conductor Ca-oer and Thai, email
Wright for manslaughter in connection
-with 1 Vireimis Sunday school excursion
wreck at Glenwood, 111., in July last.
Driver of Express Wagon Beamed,
Roy Fe'uton, the 25 year-old express
driver who was detained after the fright
ful disaster to an electric car in Mel
rose. Maas.. Was arraigned in Boston,
charged with manslaughter in causing
the death of nine persons. He was held
for trial Oct. 4 and was committed to
fjzt i Changes for Marriage Laws,
(j r < *e Meredith. the novelist, foresees
an e.a coming when marriages for pe
riods at the pleasure of the contracting
jmrtivw will be legaliaed and the State
will enforce a fund for the care of chil
dren. *
Oppose Church Union with North.
After a sharp debate the Knoxville
Presbytery of the Cumberland Presby
terian church, in session near Concord.
Ttnu.. defeated the proposition of union
with the northern branch of tho church
bv a of 29 to 13. Only five minis
ters voted for union. Chattanooga I're
bvterv also opposed union.
I,om by Fire $230,000.
Fire, cause*! by furnace sparks, com
pletely destroyed the structural building
at the Bethlehem. Pa., steel works. to-
Cether w *h the paint, cor, carpenter an*l
pattern s. ops The loss probably will
reach $250,000.
Man Who Doesn’t Gir- His Name Make*
Remarkable ’’Open Confession, ’
Much amusement has been caused by
the publication of “an open confession”
by the editor of a monthly paper in New
York posing as a financial authority. The
periodical has been freely circulated out
side New York since last June and re
cently rejected from the mails. Postal
inspectors were unable to find the place
of publication or to learn who was re
sponsible for the paper. The business
address was found to be a barn in Wash
ington. In hi* confession the editor says:
I have been in charge of this publica
tion in the interests of one of the most
desperate gangs of swindlers and thieves
that have ever infested any country.
Outside of this statement no word of
truth has ever appeared in these columns.
Upright and honest business men, as
well as straightforward and prosperous
corporations have been maliciously at
tacked, with the sole Idea that money
might be influenced from them to the cof
fers of the gang that has given me em
ployment. Some of these who have been
attacked have been ruined thereby and
many thousands of dollars have been lost
by small investors as a result.” The
editor further says the firms he recom
mended are fraudulent and that country
people were thereby defrauded of thou
sands of dollars.
Found Dead in Plant, Victim of Un
known Assassin,
Murdered and his body thrown into the
bottom of an elevator shaft at his great
cold storage plant, Frank C. Austin was
found in Medina, N. Y. A great cut
over the right eye and fractures of the
skull in several places showed the cause
of death. Evidently to give the appear
ance of an accidental fall a bicycle hat.
been thrown on top of the body. Austin
was the head of the great cold storage
firm of Austin & Dye. They were just
beginning to buy thousands of barrels of
apples, partly to till their cold storage
warehouse. Large sums of money are
handled daily. A pocketbook containing
#SO in his pocket had not been disturb
ed. But anothher book, which he is said
to have carried in his inside vest pocket,
is missing. This book sometimes contain
ed sums of money, but more often val
uable and important papers. Every clew
and theory is being followed.
Special Carrying Financier and Arch
bishop Hits Engine.
A New York Central two-car special
train, carrying a party that included the
Archbishop of Canterbury aud J. Pier
pont Morgan, struck a light engine at
East Brookfield, Mass. The special was
running at sixty miles an hour, but no
one, even the crew of the light engine,
was. hurt. Mr. Morgan was at breakfast
and was considerably shaken up, as were
the others in the party. Mirrors and
other articles were broken by the im
pact. The special remained on the
track and earned the light engine 100
yards. The party was on the way from
Bar Harbor to Washington.
Dr. Edward T. W. Ellis Pleads Guilty
to Robbing a Dentist's Office.
Dr. Edward T. W. Ellis, whose fath
er is said to have been a colonel on the
staff of Gen. Grant, and president of a
Rockford (111.) bank, appeared before
Recorder Goff in New York for sen
tence, having pleaded gui’.’v to stealing
gold from a dentist's office. In court
Ellis made the plea that he had stolen
so that he might buy bread for his wife
and 6-year-old daughter, whom he rep
resented to be in a starving condition.
Mrs. Ellis later denied the statement and
said she had supported herself and
daughter for some time.
Teumater Sacrifices Life to Protect
Children in Runaway.
To save the lives of half a dozen little
girls John Ryan, a driver, sacrificed his
oTvn life in Jersey City. Ryan was driv
ing a truck of the American Sugar Refin
ing Company through the street, when
the horses rfji away. The little girls
were crossing the street, and Ryan turn
ed the maddened animals from their
course in the track so suddenly that he
was thrown from his seat to the road
wa*l_ j .s*tf
Parker'e Letter of Acceptance.
Alton B. Parker, in his letter accept
ing the Democratic nomination for the
presidency, criticised the Republican
party on its stand in connection with the
tariff, the acquisition of the Panama
strip, government expenditures, the
postal frauds and reciprocity. He said
the determination of the procedure
against trusts lies with the judiciary am]
not the executive branch of the goverii
r Deputy Shot During Riot.,
G. W, Fidlar, a deputy guarding the
property of the Pittsburg Steel Com
pany’s plant at Glassport, Pa., was fatal
ly shot in a riot among about twenty
five strikers and the same number of
men employed in the mill, and deputies.
William Stewart and George Carl, non
union men employed in the plant, were
badly beaten with clubs and stones.
Militia Will Be Mustered Out.
Gov. Cunningham of Alabama has re
ceived the report of the military court of
inquiry appointed to investigate the con
duct of Company F. Alabama Notional
Guard, that was overpowered by the mob
which lynched Horace Maples, a negro,
at Huntsville, Ala. The report recom
mends that Company F be mustered out
for inefficiency on Oct. 14.
Railway Cuts Off a Town.
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas rail
way company demolished and removed
its station buildings at Savanna, I. T.. a
town of 600, and issued orders terminat
ing permanently all business relations
with the place. This order was the out
growth of opposition from the town to
the employment of non-union telegraph
~ Jewel* and Fur* Stolen.
Jewelry and furs valued at nearly $4,-
000 were stolen from the home of a
wealthy resident of Philadelphia. While
it is said to be probable that the rob ;ry
was done by professionals, there was in
timation of possible sensational develop
Corruption in City lin>'.rnmtnt,
Buffalo. X. Y.. has discovered that
graft exists in nearly e- ry department
of its government, and an investigation
is under war that may land several Al
dermen in prison. So far the inquiry
has unearthed an appalling existence of
corruption in civic life. i
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TrolWy Jump* Track in Fog;.
A tro'ley car running from Camden to
Itiversde. N. J.. jumped tb? track near
Riverton and the motorauin. John S.
White of Palmyra, was killed and the
couduetor and three passengers were in
jured. The accident was the result of
slippery rails, caused by a heavy fog.
Old Firm in Receiver's Maude,
At the requ?M of Cleveland creditors
of the Anltmaa Machine Company of
Canton. Ohio, Judge Wing appointed
Col. J. J. Sullivan of Cleveland receiver
of the company. The liabilities will
amount to $500,000.
Clreut Corn Crop Expected.
Estimates based on conservative re
ports from all the leading corn States
place’ the total yield at
bushels, a figure which has been ex
ceeded in only two previous years.
Parish School Hums.
St. Augustine's parochial school in
South Boston. Mass., was ruined hy a
fire, which caused a loss j $150,000.
be.v persons were in the building.
Freight Kuna Into Wreck.
Six people were injured iu a wreck en
the New Y’ork Central railroad a short
distar *r east of Lyons, X. I LsThrec
slet-pn-s on the western express left the
track because of a split rail, and threw
the passengers to the floors of the
coaches. Just as the train came to a
standstill a fast freight, east bound, ran
into the derailed cars.
Investigation of Indian Territory Af
fair* Show* Many Irregularities.
Oharles J. Kappler, chief clerk of the
Uttited States Senate committee on In
dian affairs, has completed a week’* trip
through Indian territory with Senator
Stewart, chairman of the committee. Mr.
Kappler said that the trip had opened
their eyes to many irregularities in the
affairs of the Indians that they would
never have known without a personal in
vestigation. “We found that the Dawes
commission had done good work.” he
said. “I he negroes in the Creek nation,
though, are selling their lands for a song
and spending the money rapidly. They
will be paupers in five years. The In
dians in the Chickasaw nation are leas
ing their lands at a ridiculous figure.
There are only 1.000,000 acres in the na
tion and we found one white man in
control of 120.0(*0 acres. He boasted
cf the fact that it had taken him nine
months to get the land and that it would
take Congress nine years to get it away
from him.”
Driver of Wagon Loaded with Explo
sive Stops Horses on Track.
Fast freight No. !*4 on the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad struck a wagon loaded
with <SO pounds of dynamite at the
crossing at North Branch, W. Va. Two
persona were killed and nine were in
jured, three of them seriously. The
Baltimore and Ohio tower was wrecked,
as were several residences near by.
James Laing, wlv> drove the wagon, es
caped with only trivial injury, as did the
two horses, although the latter were
blown fifty yards into a field. Accord
ing to eye witnesses, I/aing, hearing the
train, became terrifiel and stopped on
the track. The wagon was three feet
of clearing it when the engine struck the
rear end, carrying it fifty feet before
the explosion.
Brooklyn Lad Meets Strange and Hor
rible Fate While Chestnutting.
Impaled on the stump of a tree by a
large splinter that bad penetrated his
right breasr to the lung, Alphonse Pede
of Brooklyn, X. Y., died in the presence
of a score of horrified boys and girls
with whom he had been chestnutting
near Jamaica. Pede had been sitting ou
the branch of a tree knocking the chest
nuts down to his companions when the
limb on which he sat broke and he fell
horizontally and face downward upon a
jagged stump below. Most of the children
became frightened and ran away. When
a doctor arrived he found the youth
dead. One of his playmates was praying
beside him.
Obatrnctions Found on Ways of Con
necticut in New York Hurbor.
An obstruction, evidently placed with
Ihe intention of seriously damaging the
new battleship Connecticut when sihe
was launched, has been found on the
ways constructed under the vessel in the
New York navy yard. It was discovered
by divers, who we,re sent down to exam
ine the submerged portion of the ways as
a matter of precantion. Had it not been
removed liefore the launching, it would
have either torn a great hole in the bot
tom of the ship or thrown the craft over
on her side.
Start Southward from Canada to Find
a Warmer Climate.
Word has been reeeived%rom the Duk
bol*or colonies near Saskatoon. X. W. TANARUS.,
that a large body of them has started on
a march for the United States. This
time they are not looking for Jesus, but
are on the trail for a warmer climate.
The affair is causing much excitement,
as it is not known to what extremes these
people will go to obtain their ends. It is
feared they have started on the longest
pilgrimage they have ever had.
“Buffalo Bill," Convinced He Is Wrong,
to Dismiss Divorce Suit.
Convinced he was deceived into bring
ing false charges of attempted poisoning
aga.instjus wife, Cj]L Wiliam F. Cody
will withdrawals VuiT for divorce? which
was due to come up in Sheridan, Wyo.
He has written to Mrs. Cody in XOffTi
Platte, Neb., admitting that he "was mia
ied and that he is desirous of obtaining
lei’ forgiveness. Buffalo Bill’s own at
torvovs influenced him to take this ac
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tire Panic in a Hospital*
An explosion of alcohol iu thjj base
ment of the Marion-, ludi, hospital re
sulted iu the fatal burning of Burr Wal
lace, an employe. And a panic among the
patients. I>r. Albert Davis, superintend
ent of the hospital, was painfully burned
about the hands and face. The patients
were all removed to private residences in
the neighborhood.
News Service on Trains.
The Union Pacific railroad has begun
issuing ft bulletin news service for the
benefit of its jrassengers on the overland
limited trains. This news service, which
is the first ever attempted by a railroad,
will be sent out at noon and at 4:30 in
the afternoon and posted in typewritten
form in lmffet cars.
Mob Shoots Acquitted Blacks.
Jack Troy and Ed Martin, negroes,
were shot and fatally wounded in Tab
botton. Go., by a white mob armed with
shotguns, after they had been discharged
by the court on charges that they were
members of a “Before Day" club formed
to prey on and murder whites.
Neighborhood Feudist Murdered.
Samuel Egl.v, a farmer, was shot and
instantly killed by William Ivling at the
Bahamian school house, six miles south
east of Mount Ayr, lowa There ha 4
been a neighlmrhood trouble lietween the
Egly orothers and Kling's son-in-law.
Labor Agreement Refused.
The Deering. McCormick and Plana
plants of the International Harvester
Company, in or near Chicago, idle sines
Sept. 10, have resumed, but a renewal of
last year’s agr*ement with organized
labor has been refused.
George B. McCutcheon Weds.
George Barr McCutcheon. the author
was married Monday evening to Mrs
Marie Van Antwerp Fay in Highland
Park. HI. Mr. and Mrs. McCutcheoc
left for a trip in the East and will ther
go to Europe.
Elected Head of Eastern Star.
At the closing session of the Order of
the Eastern Star in St. Louis Mrs
Msdelii. B. Conklin of Oregon was
elected gr.md mat foil. The next con.o
cation Wil be held at Milwaukee.
Child Renewed by Woman.
Observing that two men were- not try
ing to veScoe 0-year-old Beach
from d“owning in a pond in Middletown.
N\ Y.. Mrs. John Gayer si raig into the
water and saved the boy.
University BuHding Burns.
The main building at the Minnesota
State University iu Minneapolis was
burned. The structure was the oldest on
the campus. The loss nil’ reach SISS.-
000. insurance $07,000.
bixty-two Persona Ki led.
Sixty-two persons were kil ed and 120
were injured in a Tennessee passenger
collision on the Southern railway. The
blame is Said to disregard of orders by
the crew of one train.
Costly Fire in lowa Town.
Fire of unknown origin wiped out half
the business houses of > "nlo. lowa, en
tailing a loss of uearly $50,0W.
In some respects the strategical situ-
Jtion of the armies in central Manchu
ria is now similar to what it was six
or eight weeks before the battle of
I/iaoyang. Tieling and Mukden, tiie
Russian positions, now corres(K>nd to
I/iaoyang. Haieheng and Tatchekiao
then. The Liao valley ami the Mongo
lian frontier lie to the west of the
Russians, as before, while to the east
are the same mountain ranges with the
Japanese forcing one after the other
the passes that command the most im
portant roads.
We still have the great weight of
Oku’s and Xodzu’s armies grimly
astride the railroad, preventing any
possible expedition to "the relief of
Port Arthur,” and at the same time
ready to deal the sledge-hammer
blows that will force the Russians still
farther northward when the time
comes. We still have Kurokl in touch
with the Russians on tlie east and do
ing the most imi*ortant work over the
mountain trails.
During the week General Kuropat
kin has reported in repeated dispatch
es the progress of a part of Kuroki’a
force along the roads from Bentsia
putze to Fu-ling and to the Fusliun
mines, which lie respectively ten and
thirty miles east of Mukden. Kaotou
Pass, where there was a skirmish,
seems to be on one of these roads,
while an official Russian dispatch from
Harbin reports a fight on the south
bank of the Hun River on the road
leading to Fu-ling. The Japanese are
said to have had two divisions here,
rather a large number of men, and to
have been repulsed. Farther east, on
the road running northward from Sai
matse, the Japanese advanced to an
attack ou Da Pass. An official tele
gram given out at Tokio tells of the
Japanese capture of Tieling. which
may be one of the passes just men
tioned, or some other, as it clearly
cannot be the City of Tieling north of
How far and how fast these move
ments will progress cannot be told, as
that depends on factors of weather,
transport and men, concerning which
we are but poorly informed. We may
expect, however, in due time to see
Mukden abandoned without hard fight
ing, much as Haicheng was abandon
ed when the Russians were concen
trating on Liaoyang. If this is not
the case it will probably be because
Ivuropatkin sees hope of retaining for
a while longer liis control of the im
portant Fusliun coal mines.
The opening of the circum-Baikal
railroad during the week will mean
much for Russia, as her re-enforce
ments can now be sent forward to the
full capacity of the Trans-Siberian
Railroad, and not merely to the capaci
ty of the steamers and ice-breakers
across the lake.
If we had any solid facts to go on
the news from Port Arthur would
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The approximate location of Da Pass,
where a spirited outpost fight has taken
place, is indicated in the map. Fushun,
where it was reported that Kuroki’s
troops had crossed the llun river, also
is indicated. It is about thiryt miles
northeast of Mukden. The Yentai coal
mines likewise are mapped. As control
of these mines is necessary for the work
ing'-of the railway the Russians are ex
pected to make a stubborn stand there.
probably be vastly more interesting
and important than that from the ar
mies farther north. But we have still
nothing but rumors gathered at Che
foo from refugees from Port Arthur
and Dalny. The ae-counTs agree that
another general assault has been be
gun, with Japanese successes at sev
eral points, and we are also told that
Port Arthur is in desperate ‘..trails for
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food, for water and for coal. But
what weight to give‘to the reports we
do hot know.
For some reason the Japanese gov
ernment has thus far declined to pub
lish any account of the fighting at the
southern tip of the Liaotung peninsu
la. So what Is happening must be
pieced out from the story of Lieuten
ant Radxiwill, who reached Chefoo
with dispatches from Stoessei. and
from "reliable Chinese." wbo, in mili
tary matters, are the most unreliable
people on earth. There is no one o
afraid of pow der and ball as the China
man. When he sees or hears an out-
War New* in Brief.
The main Russian army is believed to
be at Tie Pass.
Seven Russian corps, in addition to
two already mobilising, are to be called
Preparations for the attack on Port
Arthur have been pushed for nineteen
Upon the advice of his military advis
ers Emperor Nicholas derides to organ
ize the seco-d Manchurian army.
Kuropatkia reports that important
wconaa.seances south and southeast of
Mukden have resuited in many casual
ties, but disclosed the fact that the Jap-
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The hercfic desperation of the Japanese soldiers at Port Arthur is
shown in the picture. Facing almost instant death, they attempt to break
through the barb-wire entanglements, and there are mown down by Rus
sian shell and bullets. Recurring exploits of this nature are made by
Nogi’s soldiers, and according to recent dispatches the carnage about the
fortress has been awful. It was in this way that the Japanese took Fort
Zafedontni, a position on the Russian right. “A considerable force of Japa
nese advanced to attack the fort,” writes a correspondent, “and taking ad
vantage of the cover provided by the country crawled for an hour toward
the fort like American Indians. In spite of the fire that rained upon them
they arrived at last close to the glacis of the fort in perfect order. Then
suddenly they bounded forward. But the rifle and shell fire mowed them
down on all sides, and all gave up save one detachment, which, with fa
natical frenzy, passing over the bodies of dead comrades, clipped, cut. and
broke its way through the barbed wire right info the fort.”
post skirmish it seems to him like the
last desperate general assault, and
when he reaches Ohefoo lie reports of
"hails of shot,” “cyclones of shell,”
and ‘earthquaking mines.”
In the latter part of August the Japs
took four outlying forts in front of
Rihlung and Kikwang. They immedi
ately set out to strengthen these
places, and made them into most re
spectable fortifications. When the
next genera! assault starts, these forts
will try to silence the guns of their
Russian .opposites before the infantry
come Into operation. If the new Japa
nese forts can obtain a preponderance
over Uifelung and Kikwang those
places may possibly fall to general as
sault. But the whole operations at
Port Arthur up to the present date
merely confirm the old lesson that de
fenses adequately manned by resolute
troops cannot be taken by frontal at
tack. The Japanese are desperately
brave; they are especially good on the
offense. They started at Port Arthur
flushed with victory. They considered
the place as holy and and went at it
like crusaders. But they have come
nowhere near storming it. Strong fords
Training good men cannot be storm
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ine Russian tried their hands at
storming when they made a sortie at
Fort Etse, but were driven back. The
condition as to Etse is not clear. Cer
tainly the Russian do not hold it. but
neither, it seems, do the Japanese. It
is a low lying fort, dominated by the
Japs from behind, and by the Russians
from in front. Neither side can live
in it. apparently, and it remains un
Not infrequently there is a feeling
of good fellowship betwen two hostile
armies. The outposts meet and ex
change tobacco. If they speak differ
ent tongues they swap lies by the sign
language. But at Port Arthur the
fighting hits been so bitter and desper
ate that the Japanese and Russian sol
diers individually abhor each other, re
garding each other not merely as na
tional but also :i as personal enemies.
General Stoessei. acutely playing on
the venomous spirit between the l*e
siegers and besieged, has told his
troops they vYlll receive no quarter !f
they surrender, and that they might as
well die fighting as be massacred. The
white flag nd the ml cross are disre
garded by both sides, and fired into
whenever seen. The stench from the
decomposing bodies left on the slope
of the forts makes Port Arthur almost
unendurable when the wind is from
the north. When the wind blows from
the south the poisonous odor reaches
Dalny, thirty miles away.
Kuropatkin is evidently at sea as to
the Japanese plans. Several times late
ly he has telegraphed that a general
attack seemed Imminent. But the gen
eral attack never came. It is Improb
able that the Japenesa are undertaking
anew are increasing at Yentai and BeiU
The RnssiSn cruiser Lena has been
dismantled at Mare Island, where she
will remain unci! the end of the war.
Kuropatkin re parts that the Japanese
made an attack on Da Pass, south of
Mukden, on Tuesday and were repulsed.
Dispatches fr-jm Shanghai state that
the Japanese have captured two more
Port Arthur forts and are assisted by
the fleet
Th? Japanese are advancing, eight cr
nine divisions strong, on the Russian
front or. the Hen river. A report reaches
9ti ■ Petersburg that Kuroki has crossed
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sliiyen, on either Side Of which the Jap
anese are reported to have captured twj
important forts. The village is about
three miles north of Port Arthur, and is
located west of the railway. Ttihiung
slian and Keekwanshan, on which stand
important forts that the Japanese are
planning to capture, are east of the rail
way. The Kpekwan works are among
the strongest that encircle th" city. At
the time of the capture of Port Arthut
ten years ago Ilasegawa's brigade storm
ed the Keekwan fortifications.
a serious movement. The fact that
they attacked the important position
of Da Puss with only four companies,
and that when thrown back they did
not come again, seems to indicate that
they are merely maneuvering, while
waiting for the fall of Port Arthur.
The fall of Port Arthur is evident
ly one of the vital links in the Japa
nese chain of strategy, lime and
again have the Japenese movements
been evidently thrown out by the per
sistent and unexpectedly successful de
fense of the Russian fortress. In their
intended calendar of war the fall of
Port Arthur was set for a da to some
months back—probably in June.
Then from this June fail they educed
a iong train of consequences, such as
the destruction or cap tire of the Rus
sian fleet, which would allow part of
the Japanese fleet to go home, repair,
take on new guns in place of those
worn out by constant firing, rest up its
men, while the remaining ships sealed
up Vladivostok.
Meanwhile Nogi and his 80,000 men
would be released for other work—
perhaps at Vladivostok. Kuroki and
Oku obviously tarried long waiting for
Port Arthur to fall. And by their tar
rying they wasted much valuable time
and probably Inflicted a less severe
whipping on Kuropatkin than would
have been possible earlier. Stoessel
remains a great big spoke in the Japa
nese wheel.
Exact figures of the Russian losses in
killed, wounded and missing in the op
erations before Liaoyang from Aug. 13 to
Aug. 26 have been received by the gen
eral staff, according to n St. Petersburg
correspondent. These amount to two
generals. 236 officers and 2,100 soldier*.
In addition 133 guns were lost. The ma
terial louies include fortifications cost
ing $30,000,000.
the Hun river to the east and is moving
on Mukden without opposition.
It is stated that the Japanese hold four
fort* near the main defenses of Port Ar
thur. from which the garrison has been
unable to dislodge them.
Ambassador McCormick reports to
Washington thf.t the Russian govern
ment practically has adopted the position
o f the United States with regard to con
traband of war.
Japanese losses in the recent attacks
are said to be 3.000, although Russians
say they were double that number. The
Russian garrison of one fort wax wiped
oat La a hand-to-hand battle
Attacks Imperialism and Advocates
Turitf Reform.
Arraignment of imperialism and ex
ecutive power based on individual
caprice, demand for tariff reform on
prudeut lines so as not to work revo
lution in existing conditions, unequiv
ocal declaration in favor of Filipino
independence, the urging of rhe im
mediate curtailment of expenditures
and a return to economical administra
tion. and promise of a sweeping inves
tigation of all departments of the gov
ernment in the event of party success
—these are the distinctive features of
Alton Brooks Parker’s formal letter
accepting the Democratic nomination
for the presidency.
Judge Parker digresses from the is
sues he regards as standing forth pre
eminent in the public mind to answer
Rooseveltian epigram and interroga
tion with judicially constructed state
ments on a few of the other issues in
volved in the campaign. Characteriz
ing the service pension order of the
President as a usurpation of legisla
tive power, he quotes from Mr. Roose
velt's letter of acceptance, and accepts
the challenge contained therein by de
claring that if elected lie will revoke
the order, lie adds, however, that,
having done so, he will contribute his
effort toward the enactment of an age
pension law by Congress. The lan
guage of the President’s letter. Judge
Parker says, suggests the suspicion
that the order was made to create an
The duty of proceeding with duo dil
igence in the work of constructing the
Panama canal is imperative, Judge
Parker declares, but lie says the meth
ods by which the executive acquired
the canal route and rights are a
source of regret to mauy.
Another matter discussed briefly is
American shipping, forty years of de
cadence being deplored, and the rec
ord of the Democratic party being
pointed to as giving assurance that
the work of restoration can be more
wisely intrusted to it. The remedy,
it is declared, does not lie in subsidies
wrung from the taxpayers. Attention
is directed also to the officers and men
of the army and navy, both, it being
declared, having suffered from the in
jection of personal and political in
In a paragraph devote.l to foreign
relations, Judge Parker says the new
conditions call for a management of
foreign affairs tire more circumspect
in that the recent “American inva
sion” of markets in all parts of the
world has excited the serious appre
hension of all the groat industrial peo
ples. It Is essential, ho believes; to
adhere strictly to the traditional pol
icy regarding friendship and entang
ling alliances, which means the “cul
tivation of peace instead of the glorill
cation of man, and the minding of our
own business in lieu of spectacular in
termeddling with the affairs of other
Mistake of Krujincer on Southern Rail
way Causes Great Loss of Life.
Sixty-two persons were killed and
120 injured (many of whom will diet
in a bead on collision on the Southern
Railway nineteen mines east of Knox
ville, Tenu, at 10:18 Saturday morn
The engineer of the west bound
train, so Investigation shows, was di
rectly responsible for the disaster. lie
deliberately disobeyed orders. Why,
will never be known, for be was
crushed to death beneath his engine
and his fireman suffered a like fate.
The crash came on a sharp curve,
between high banks. The west bound
train was a heavy one, it carrying the
sleepers from the east for Knoxville,
Chattanooga, and other Southern
cities. The east bound train was light
er, consisting of day coaches and chair
cars. It was going thirty miles an
hour, the other forty. The heavy
train crashed into the tighter one with
the force of a giant missile burled
from a catapult. And, by the irony of
fate, the engineer and the fireman of
the train at fault were the only ones
on that train to lose their lives, while
gfty-three travelers wgre killed on the
train that had the right of way.
Expert railroad men who have seen
scores of wrecks unite in saying that
never have they seen such an inexpres
sibly thorough smashup. The two en
gines and their tenders were simply a
mass of scrap iron, from which vom
ited fire, smoke and steam. The light
coaches of the local train were literally
knocked into splinters. Roofs were
smashed like crumpled envelopes, two
cars had both sides torn out, floors
were driven up and forced through the
ceilings, catching and crushing men,
women, and children as if in a vise.
New. of Minor Not*.
In a quarrel over u jh>lo race Sergt.
Royle shot arid killed Private Allen of
the Fort Robinson. Colo., cavalry troop.
President Hyde of ttie Bath iron
works announced that the liattleship
Georgia would be launched Tuesday, Oct.
After shooting Maddie McGill, his
woman companion, twice in the head and
wounding Claude Gnrdinen. John Isaacs,
a colored man, drank carbolic acid and
died in New York.
In a deal involving more than $1,000,-
000 the Dupont Powder Company of
Wilmington, Del., has taken the property
of the Chattanooga Powder Company of
Erik Lars Dklrik Edhelm. general
manager of a London company, was
killed instantly hi Larehmont, X. V.. by
a train. It is believed he committed
suicide, but no motive is apparent.
The steamer Longfellow of Wilming
ton, Del. bound from Philadelphia to
Yarmouth, N. S., with a load of dyna
mite, sank off shore opposite Highland
Light, Mass. The crew was saved.
The formal delivery of the new battb
ship Ohio to Captain Logan has !,. n
made in Washington, preparatory to put
ting the ship in commission. The vessel
will go to Asiatic waters.
Gov. Van Sant of Minnesota appointed
a committee consisting of all the State
Senators and Representatives as dele
gates to the Mississippi river convention
at Dubuque. lowa. Nov. 13 and 16.
Thomas E. Waggeman. treasurer of
the Catholic University, filed in the Su
preme Court of the District of Columbia,
in Washington, an answer to the petition
of one of hi* creditors for a receiver for
bis affairs. He held that the pending j
proceedings made the action unnecessary, j
The grand nerie of th Benevolent Or- 1
der of Eagles closed its firth annual |
convention at Baltimore. Md.. and will j
meet at Denver. Colo., next August. J. j
F. Pelletier of Kansas City was elected
grand worthy president, and B. b. Mc-
Ginty of Chicago a grand trustee.
In the annual report of the bureau of
industrial statistics for VMS the fiv*
leading industries of Pennsylvania, iron
and steel, pi* iron, anthracite coal, bi
tuminous coal and tiuplite. are summar
ized as follow*: Total production in toils,
182.635.543: number of workmer em
ployed, 435,774; aggregate wages paid,
1241,677.718; market value of prxluc
tion, $774,963,777.
; Dun's review of Chick-
ChiCdGO ' K ° frn,,e Business
• j developments have been
of an encouraging nature. A few in
dustries are yet in a waiting attitude,
but aside from these there appears
more distim-t activity in manufactur
ing ami distribution. Wholesale deal
ings reached a satisfactory aggregate
in fall and winter merchandise, retail
salt's reflect improved consumption,
and there is enlarged demand at (tetter
prices for furnace product. Marketing
of cereals aggregates unusually high
and indlentes the extent to which
growers are securing the benefit of
prevailing profitable returns. Other
classes of freight, especially general
merchandise, show an advanced move
ment and railroad tonnage includes a
wider variety of rout modifies, cur
rent buying for interior requirements
is well st stained in the staples. The
jobbing interests maintained firm price
lists. and mercantile collections gener
ally show well, failures being fewer in
Breadstuff's exhibit a more assuring
tone and market operations denote a
stronger domestic demand, particular
ly for wheat an I flour. The produc
tion of the latter is less curtailed, mill
ers being influenced by low stocks on
hand and reviving export inquiry.
Grain shipments. 3,2<M5.(i!H.) bushels, are
10.1 per cent over those of a year ago
and thus far the heaviest this yean
Compared with the closings last week,
wheat advanced :, s cent per bushel,
but oats declined 1 cents and corn
cent. Live stock receipts, 2t)X,i)lS
head, ran slightly over those a year
ago. The market ruled favorable to
—— U. G. Dun & Co.'s
NfiW York weekly review of trade.
1 ——lcovering the country as a
whole, says: Trade expands steadily
ns confidence increase* with the har
vesting of the crops, ami mercantile
collections are less tardily met. Low
er temperature stimulates the demand'
for fall and winter wearing apparel,
and there is more disposition to pre
pare for the future rather than to con
fine operations within the limit of im
mediate requirements* This improve
ment is extending to all departments
of manufacture, and in the aggregate
there is less idle machinery than at
any recent date. Settlements of labor
disputes have helped in the develop
ment of this favorable condition. Fail
ures this week aggregated 225 in the
United States, against 232 last year,
and ltd in Canada, compared with 10 a
year ago.
Chicago—Cattle, common to prime,
$3.00 to $(5.25; hogs, shipping grades,
$5.00 to $0.25; sheep, fair to choice, $2.75
feo $4.00; wheat. No. 2 red, sl.ll to $1.15:
corn. No. 2, s<(c to 52c; oats, standard,
20c to 151 c; rye. No. 2. 72c to 74c; hay,
timothy, ss.so to $12.50: prairie, sti.Oo to
$10.50; blitter, choice creamery, TUc to
10c; eggs, fresh, Hi- to 17c; potatoes,
37c to 43c.
Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to
$5.85; hogs, choice light, $4.00 to $0.10;
sheep, common to prime, $2-50 to $3.00;
wheat, No. 2. $1.13 to $1.15; corn. No. 2
white, 53c to 51c; oats. No. 2 white,
31c to 32c.
St. Louis—Cattle, $4.50 to $0.05; bogs,
S4.(MI to $0.25; sheep. $3.00 to $3.75;
wheat. No. 2. $1.14 to $1.15; corn. No. 2.
40c to s(tc; oats. No. 2. 30a to 31c; rye,
No, 2,70 cto 71c.
Cincinnati—Cattle, $4.00 to $5.00;
hogs, $4.00 to $0.25; sheep, $2.00 to
$3.30; Wheat, No. 2, $1.17 to $1.18;
corn. No, 2 mixed, 50c to 57c; oats. No,
j’ mixed, 32c to 34c; rye, No. 2. 78c to
Detroit—Cattle. 53.50 to $3.00; hogs,
SI.OO to $5.(50; sheep. $2.50 to $3.25;
wheat. No. 2. $1.21 to $1.23; corn, No. 3
yellow, 54c t > 50c; isiis. No. 3 white, 31c
to 32c; rye. No. 2. 77c to TDc.
Milwaukee—Wheat. No. 2 northern,
$1.14 to $1.15: corn. No. 3.52 cto 03c;
oats. No. 2 white. 31c to 32c; rye, No. 1.
77c to 70c; barley, No, 2,54 cto 55c;
pork, mess, $11.(50.
Toledo—Wheat, No. 2 mixed, $1.1(5 to
$1.18; corn. No. 2 mixed, 55c to 515 c;
oafs, No. 2 mixed, .'{(• to 31c; rye. No. 2.
70c to 77c; clover *<-,•<(, prime. $7.40.
New York—Cattle. $3.50 to $5.25;
hogs, $4.00 to $15.00; sheep, $3.00 to
$4.40: wheat. No. 2 red. $1 13 to *1.15;
corn. No. 2. 55c to 57cr < sit s, No. 2 white,
.'{tic to 38c; butter, creamery, 10c to life;
eggs, western, 17c to 22e.
Brief Ncwm Item*.
Charles C. Black of Hudson was nom
inated for Governor by tine Democrats of
New Jersey.
The Canadian schooner Singapore,
loaded with lumber, was dashed to pieces
near Kincardine. Out.
The ware hoi tse of tin- Fayette Manu
facturing Company in Chester, Pa., was
burned. laiss slt**,txto.
Sheriff Ed Callahan and Judge B. F.
French, connected with the Marcum mur
der case, wre acquitted of the charge of
subornation of perjury at Mount Sterling.
Midshipman James 11. McCool of the
State of Washington will Is- drop]tod
from the Annapolis naval aead. my on
account of continued infractions of *he
The remains of Seaman. Schrader, who
was recently drowned from the United
States ship Hartford and who wa
buried at Annapolis, will be disinterred
and sent to his 1 koine in St. Louis.
Charles E. Kimball of Summit, N. J.,
and William C. Loveriog of Taunton,
Ma“.. were appointed receivers for tbe-
Ameriean Cotton Company for the Hew
York district by the fisleral Circuit Court.
Representative* of a majority of the
460.000 spindles in the South working
on hosiery yam met in t'harlotte. X.
to discuss how best to meet tike situation
of high-priced cotton and low-priced
Booker T-. Washington wan the guest
of honor at a luncheon given by Alexan
der Sedgwick, and attended by not a ides,
and later spoke at an outing given by
the Laurel HiJI Association at lamox,
Two train loads of passengers were
badly shaken up and four persons in
jured In a rear-end collision on the Fifth
avenue line of the Brooklyn Rapid Tran
Having shot hi* wife and two ehiklren
while 'hey were in lied. Mike Mfehstsak.
an <• ipinye of he canning factory at
South Dayton. N. t., tired a bullet into
his breast. All but the woman are ex
peeted to die.
William E. Neal, muter indictment for
the murder !at w nter of Assistant Com
monwealth Attorney James K. **hr,der
at Isouisville. Ky.. ‘•hot and killed h!
wife, Nellie Robtxson Neal, and then
ended his own life.

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